- Aims of the study
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- Trial Registration Number
The overall aim of the Creating Active School Environments (CASE) project was to identify and evaluate opportunities within the school environment to improve the distribution of activity intensity in adolescents attending secondary school.
Specific objectives were:
- To identify potential avenues for school-level activity-related policy and physical environmental interventions through a systematic review of the evidence.
- To further inform intervention opportunities by examining school-level determinants of change in adolescents’ sedentary behaviour and physical activity.
- To prioritise potential intervention approaches using a pre-specified, stakeholder-led consensus method.
- To test the feasibility of promising interventions to improve the activity distribution of adolescents in secondary schools.
The CASE project consisted of multiple projects, including a systematic review, secondary analyses of longitudinal observational data, a Delphi intervention prioritisation study, feasibility/pilot study of active lessons intervention and long-term health economics modelling
Dr Andy Atkin (University of East Anglia, formerly MRC Epidemiology Unit)
Dr Kirsten Corder (MRC Epidemiology Unit)
Dr Catherine Gammon (MRC Epidemiology Unit)
Dr Vijay GC (University of York, formerly University of East Anglia)
Dr Katie Morton (MRC Epidemiology Unit)
Dr Marc Suhrcke (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, formerly University of York)
Dr David Turner (University of East Anglia)
Projects involving data collection were sponsored by the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge.
The CASE project is independent research commissioned and funded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme (Opportunities within the school environment to shift the distribution of activity intensity in adolescents; PR-R5-0213-25001). The views expressed in the publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, the Department of Health, ‘arms’ length bodies or other government departments.
The CASE project was additionally supported by the Medical Research Council (Unit Programme numbers MC_UU_12015/7, MC_UU_12015/4, and MC_UU_12015/3) and conducted under the auspices of the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence. Funding from the British Heart Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research, and the Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged (MR/K023187/1).
All data used in the CASE project is available upon request.
Feasibility/pilot study of active lessons intervention: ISRCTN38409550.